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  • PPG Industries has launched a new residential glass website at www.ppgglass.com to help homeowners more easily shop for windows and window glass. The upgraded site also houses a separate resource center for residential window manufacturers.  Divided into five chapters, the site is highlighted by a comprehensive “Understanding Window Glass” section that describes how... more »
  • Global Specialty Gases completed construction of its 12,000-square-foot specialty gases fill plant in Bethlehem, Pa, and has already begun shipping internationally, according to a Sept. 4 press release. The facility, Global Gases’ first location in the United States, is equipped with state-of-the-art filling, blending and analytical equipment, and utilizes Global Specialty Gases’... more »
  • Inc. magazine ranked Solar Innovations Inc. No. 3974 on its seventh annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies, and the most comprehensive look at America’s independent entrepreneurs, according to a Sept. 4 Solar Innovations press release. “We are honored to have been named [in] such a prestigious list featuring quality companies,... more »
  • Officials from Guardian Industries named Rick Zoulek vice president of North American Flat Glass operations. “Rick brings to Guardian leadership skills that will more strongly position us in the competitive and constantly changing flat glass business in North America," says Scott Thomsen, Guardian Glass Group president. "He has the innate ability to connect innovation and... more »
  • Associated Materials, Inc., is expanding its Alside window plant in Kinston, N.C., with plans to invest more than $5 million in the facility over the next five years while adding 252 jobs.  "Creating new manufacturing jobs across North Carolina has been a priority of my administration's economic plan," says North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory, in a WITN report. "We remain... more »
  • Deceuninck North America has acquired the pultrusion assets and related intellectual property of Graham Engineering, a manufacturer of blow molding machinery based in York, Pa. With the purchase, Deceuninck will serve as the sole supplier of pultruded polyurethane window components to Graham Architectural Products. GAP, also based in York, is a sister company to Graham Engineering that... more »
  • PGT Industries, Venice, Fla., will significantly expand its manufacturing operation with the addition of a $12 million to $14 million glass plant located a block north of its main Venice campus, reports The Herald-Tribune. Once open, PGT plans to hire between 50 and 60 more workers for the plant, operating in two shifts, says Jeff Jackson, executive VP. The 50,000-square-foot plant is... more »
  • New Jersey-based Castle Windows is expanding in Massachusetts and Connecticut, where it plans to hire as many as 40 employees, according to a New Britain Herald report. The company, which currently employs about 200 people, also has locations in Delaware, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South... more »
  • MI Windows and Doors has unveiled a new corporate logo that will debut on new signage outside each of its manufacturing locations. The change follows a series of organizational adjustments triggered by an ownership transition in January. After functioning under JT Walker Industries for more than 60 years, the current management team made the decision to purchase the company from JT Walker... more »
  • ProVia introduced the new ProVia Visualizer, an online tool that homeowners and dealers can use to preview ProVia products on sample images or their own house photos. The Visualizer is free to use and enables selection and viewing of ProVia’s exterior home renovation products, including entry doors and replacement windows. The new system improves upon a prior version with additional product... more »